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August 15, 2019Press Release

Michael Best Attorneys Named The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is proud to announce that 90 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in 52 different areas of legal practice nationwide. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The list of attorneys is compiled by conducting in-depth peer-review surveys, in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

The firm is also pleased to announce that 8 attorneys were included in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” list.

Lawyer of the Year

Chicago, IL

  • Jeffrey H. Brown: Entertainment Law – Music

Madison, WI

  • Ann Ustad Smith: Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Gregory J. Lynch: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Hamang B. Patel: Tax Law
  • Jordan J. Hemaidan: Communications Law

Milwaukee, WI

  • Bradley J. Kalscheur: Trusts and Estates
  • Jonathan H. Margolies: Trademark Law
  • Todd E. Palmer: Litigation – Environmental

Best Lawyers

Austin, TX

  • Arthur Gollwitzer III:  Litigation - Intellectual Property

Chicago, IL

  • Jeffrey H. Brown: Advertising Law, Entertainment Law – Music
  • Luke W. DeMarte: Entertainment Law – Music
  • Todd S. Hofmeister, Ph.D: Patent Law
  • Daniel A. Kaufman: Employment Law – Management
  • Charles A. Laff: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Trademark Law
  • Brian P. Paul: Employment Law - Management
  • Larry L. Saret: Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Marshall J. Schmitt: Patent Law
  • Martin L. Stern: Patent Law

Cottonwood Heights, UT

  • Steven J. Joffee: Commercial Litigation

Denver, CO

  • Scott M. Alter: Patent Law
  • Sarah N. Ehrhardt: Trusts and Estates
  • Victoria E. Lovato: Health Care Law
  • Jon R. Trembath: Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent

Madison, WI

  • J. Donald Best: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Patent
  • Amy O. Bruchs: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Eric J. Callisto: Energy Law
  • David A. Crass: Environmental Law
  • Michael S. Green: Corporate Law, Real Estate Law
  • David J. Hanson: Energy Law, Government Relations Practice, Health Care Law, Insurance Law
  • Jordan J. Hemaidan: Communications Law, Energy Law
  • Richard J. Langer: Trusts and Estates
  • Tod B. Linstroth: Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Venture Capital Law
  • Gregory J. Lynch: Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Porter J. Martin: Energy Law
  • Hamang B. Patel: Tax Law
  • Ian A.J. Pitz: Commercial Litigation
  • John C. Scheller: Litigation - Patent
  • Ann Ustad Smith: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Sheila Boothby Stevens: Trusts and Estates
  • Teresa J. Welch: Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice Patent Law
  • Leah H. Ziemba: Litigation – Environmental

Manitowoc, WI

  • Phillip R. Maples: Trusts and Estates

Milwaukee, WI

  • Scott C. Beightol: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Paul E. Benson: Commercial Litigation, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Peter L. Coffey: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • David W. Croysdale: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law - Management
  • Michelle Wagner Ebben: Construction Law, Real Estate Law
  • John D. Finerty, Jr.: Commercial Litigation
  • Kelly M. Fortier: Immigration Law
  • Alexander P. Fraser: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Thomas O. Gartner: Project Finance Law, Real Estate Law
  • Lisa M. Gingerich: Health Care Law
  • Robert L. Gordon: Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Julie L. Gorens-Winston: Trusts and Estates
  • Nancy Leary Haggerty: Real Estate Law
  • W. Charles Jackson: Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Robert J. Johannes: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Daniel S. Jones: Patent Law
  • Bradley J. Kalscheur: Trusts and Estates
  • Jerome H. Kringel: Corporate Law, International Trade and Finance Law
  • Raymond R. Krueger: Environmental Law
  • David A. Krutz: Construction Law
  • Edward R. Lawson, Jr.: Patent Law
  • K. Thor Lundgren: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Jonathan H. Margolies: Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Thomas A. Miller: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Robert W. Mulcahy: Labor Law - Management
  • Thomas E. Obenberger: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law - Management
  • José A. Olivieri: Administrative/Regulatory Law, Education Law, Employment Law – Management, Immigration Law, Labor Law - Management
  • Joseph L. Olson: Commercial Litigation
  • Todd E. Palmer: Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental
  • J. Lewis Perlson: Trusts and Estates
  • David R. Price: Patent Law
  • Mitchell W. Quick: Employment Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Bret A. Roge: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Tax Law
  • Eric H. Rumbaugh: Employment Law – Individuals, Employment Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Timothy G. Schally: Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
  • Katherine W. Schill: Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Robert A. Schnur: Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
  • Thomas W. Scrivner: Employment Law – Management, International Arbitration – Commercial, International Arbitration – Governmental, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • David B. Smith: Patent Law
  • Charles P. Stevens: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Brent A. Stork: Commercial Finance Law
  • Robert A. Teper: Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Martin P. Tierney: Tax Law
  • Lauren A. Triebenbach: Construction Law
  • Daniel J. Vaccaro: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Roy E. Wagner: Construction Law

Raleigh, NC

  • Anthony J. Biller: Litigation - Intellectual Property, Patent Law

Salt Lake City, UT

  • Stuart A. Fredman: Corporate Law
  • Brad R. Jacobsen: Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Melinda A. Morgan: Litigation - Insurance
  • Lyndon L. Ricks: Corporate Law
  • Evan S. Strassberg: Commercial Litigation

Waukesha, WI

  • Paul G. Hoffman: Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Kevin P. Moran: Patent Law
  • Charles B. Palmer: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Mark S. Poker: Trusts and Estates
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